Twitter is the platform of the moment for breaking news, from Whitney Houston’s death to the assassination of Osama bin Laden – and the debut of Sunny, the 1-year-old female Portuguese Water Dog joining the Obama family in the White House.
The @whitehouse Twitter account introduced Sunny with a tweet Monday evening:
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 19, 2013
The message netted almost 900 reweets and 460 favorites in less than 24 hours.
The @FLOTUS Twitter account tweeted a photo of Sunny and older brother Bo around the same time:
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) August 19, 2013
The public picked up on the puppy fervor by adopting the #MeetSunny hashtag:
— AllianceToSaveEnergy (@ToSaveEnergy) August 20, 2013
— Newseum (@Newseum) August 20, 2013
Read more in the White House’s blog post introducing Sunny.
(Obama dogs photo via Twitter.)